Instagram legend and makeup magician Kim Chi did the world a huge favor while filming “RuPaul’s Drag Race” when she took a moment to educate Michelle Visage, and the show’s thousands of viewers, on the impact homonormativity has on the Asian LGBTQ population. She talked candidly about how common it is to come across the phrase “no fats, fems or Asians” on gay hook-up sites, which subsequently shined a spotlight on how cisgender white gay men dominate representation of the LGBTQ community in entertainment. “Fat, fem and Asian” went on to become Kim Chi’s platform, upon which she preached the importance of embracing one’s heritage (and curvature). It was even turned into a catchy dance tune! 💃💃💃
To honor Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month and celebrate our pioneering queer Asian brothers and sisters like Kim Chi, XFINITY LGBTQ Film and TV has pulled together a special collection of over 20 queer films featuring Asian leads. XFINITY LGBTQ Celebrates Asian Entertainment pays tribute to the Asians and Pacific Islanders who have enriched LGBTQ cinema and are instrumental in improving the visibility and future successes of the APA community.
You can check out some of our top picks below or view the full collection within XFINITY LGBTQ Film & TV in-home on your X1. For more ways to celebrate APA Heritage Month you can check out XFINITY Asian-American Film & TV or say “Asian-American Heritage Month” into your X1 Voice Remote.
“Eat with Me“: Available with Netflix on X1
“Saving Face“: Available in-home On Demand
“To Be Takei“: Available in-home On Demand
“The Handmaiden“: Available in-home On Demand
Comment below or take to social media with #XFINITYLGBTQ to let us know your favorite Asian LGBTQ film.
On X1: Navigate to “Popular Destinations” > LGBTQ Film & TV
On Native: Go to “On Demand” > LGBTQ Film & TV